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Jerry Boothe, aka "The Fluketamer", is the principal writer and founder of His love of the water and passion for fishing has inspired him to create this online publication to share with the world his knowledge in fishing the Chesapeake Bay.

Jerry grew up in Upstate New York on Lake Ontario fishing for all types of fresh water fish. Salmon fishing in the fall was what everyone looked forward to but Jerry fished all summer for Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, and anything else with fins. In the winter it was ice fishing for Yellow Perch, and Northern Pike.

About three years ago he moved to Virginia Beach and started salt water fishing. He was hooked immediately and worked on a variety of different kinds of fishing boats. Jerry has worked in long-lining, gill netting, hook and lining, crabbing, and clamming. He is always learning something new and is ready for anything.

The pictures shown here are just a small sampling of Jerry's adventures in the fishing industry. Above you can see the pride and joy of the Chesapeake Bay, the Striped Bass. This fish is more commonly known to the locals as a "Rock Fish". The Striped Bass is sought after by commercial fisherman and the sportsman alike.

To the right you will see a citation flounder. A citation flounder weighs in at over 6 lbs. and the State of Virginia sends you a plaque to hang on the wall. It is possible to obtain a citation for a number of species in Chesapeake Bay. Check with local bait shops to find out more details.

To the left you see a photo of Jerry with a huge 60 lb. Red Drum. Red Drum are one of the fish in the Chesapeake Bay In Shore Grand Slam and are a ton of fun to catch. They are extremely wary and you must be very patient to catch them. It is hard to beleive this monster was once a Puppy Drum. The two other fish that make up the In Shore Grand Slam are Black Drum and Cobia. You can see photos of all these fish in our Photo Gallery.

What you see here is a monkfish. This is often called "poor man's lobster" due to the consistency of the meat. Monkfish are not very common in Virginia Beach which makes it even more exciting when you land one.

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